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Old 07-14-2004, 11:23 PM   #1
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i noticed in the tc3 chassisit has rectangular cut outs where the batteries fit but it looks like they were put their so this kind of batterys will fit
but i plan to get a battery pack like thiswil those work to? or will they fall out during a race?
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Both side by side packs and stick packs will work, you just flip the battery strap over to run the sticks.
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Yea they will fit...just turn the strap that holds them in upside down so that the flat part is against the stick pack.
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Yes. The TC3 was actually designed to hold both.
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Okay, these guys are correct, but let me add something: getting the indivisual cells can help your TC3 in two ways:

It shaves off weight. the pre-assembled packs are slightly heavier than its single cell counterpart.

Also, it sets the cells lower in the chassis, lowering its center of gravity. That'll help the car remain stable when cornering.

The third way isn't functional, its visible: you car will look better with the single cell setup than the clumbersome per assembled pack.



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And side by side layout usually holds the cells more securely.
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Yup! they are all right.. you can use stick/saddle pack or loose cell assembled in a side-by-side configuration.. If you're planning to use the stick/saddle type if Im not mistaken its a radioshack 2000nimh batery believed me that battery brand are no good. they usually run 4 to 5 mins in mod motors and 5 to 7 mins in 540 motor. Not competitive compare to 3300 GP or SANYO.

You will be amazed/surprise if you're currently using the radioshack battery pack when after it runs out let your kit take a 5 mins rest then try to run your kit with these 3300 your kit will be more responsive and definitely gives you more torque and speed.

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lol yea i just found that radio shack battery pack pic on google real quick just to show as an example but trust me i know how sucky those packs are!
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my older brother has a TC3. he has poth kinds of packs yor talking about the stick pack and the side by side pack. What he did was replace the little screw things that hold the battery strap down and your suposed to put a body clip through the whole. He took those out and replaced them with some flat head screws so all u have to do is put the battery in and screw the screws in. you wont have to worry about the batty falling out.
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okay thanks guys but whats the advantage of running side by side packs because i have noticed alot of hardcorre racers dont use the stick packs?
can you buy the side by side packs pre-soldered togerther or do you have to do it?
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if you dont want to do the work for the non-stick pack type, your can get the Fusion V2 cell, all the work is done for you and all you need to do is solder in and go(well you have to charge first lol) but ya the Fusion cells are really high quality and yes they are 3300's(not sure if there the new shorty style cells or not tho)...


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okay thanks guys but whats the advantage of running side by side packs because i have noticed alot of hardcorre racers dont use the stick packs?
can you buy the side by side packs pre-soldered togerther or do you have to do it?

Here is the advantage:

When a cell finally dies, it effects the entire pack. You car will run as if you only charged one cell. you can find the "dead" cell by measuring the voltage of each cell with a multimeter. When you find the cell with no voltage, thats the bad cell. you can replace it with another cell, as long as it is not a matched pack, then you will have to replace the cell with a nearly identical cell to maintain the packs power. A pre-assembled pack, however, can't be checked for bad cells because of its configuration. The packs were machine soldered with the batteries behind one another, not side by side.

Apparently you are kinda new to this, so I'll recommend taking a bad pack (side by side) to your LHS. They can replace the bad cell, or solder a new cell if there is a bad cell.
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okay thanks guys but whats the advantage of running side by side packs because i have noticed alot of hardcorre racers dont use the stick packs?
can you buy the side by side packs pre-soldered togerther or do you have to do it?

Here is the advantage:

When a cell finally dies, it effects the entire pack. You car will run as if you only charged one cell. you can find the "dead" cell by measuring the voltage of each cell with a multimeter. When you find the cell with no voltage, thats the bad cell. you can replace it with another cell, as long as it is not a matched pack, then you will have to replace the cell with a nearly identical cell to maintain the packs power. A pre-assembled pack, however, can't be checked for bad cells because of its configuration. The packs were machine soldered with the batteries behind one another, not side by side.

Apparently you are kinda new to this, so I'll recommend taking a bad pack (side by side) to your LHS. They can replace the bad cell, or solder a new cell if there is a bad cell.
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